Circle of Family and Friends – You and Your Personal Community

Saying goodbye to a friend . . .

A memorial service was held on Sunday for my dear friend, Beverly M.  I had been with her almost daily for the remaining weeks of her life, and when I couldn’t pay a visit, I called.  Letting go was difficult for her.  And me too.  She was 82 and had […]

Time slips away. . .

It’s been two weeks since my last post.  That surprises me.  It’s my intention to write weekly and then I lose track of time.  It’s for sure that my life is busy but I don’t consider any thing more important than staying in contact with friends and supporters who read […]

Undisturbed tranquility. A worthy goal. . .

I read a passage in a book this morning that suggested we should seek undisturbed tranquility.  I have been thinking about that passage on and off all morning.  For certain, I desire undisturbed tranquility.  Don’t you?  The book went on to say that seeking to know the peace of God […]

Being available to the needs of others as well as my own. . .

I spoke in my last post about my own recent struggle with remembering that my “work here” is to fulfill God’s will, which is really quite simple: it’s to show up lovingly in the lives of others, knowing without question that that is where we have been called to be. […]

Another good friend has passed . . .

Yesterday, at about 6PM, my friend Cate left this world for the next.  She was surrounded by friends, literally. They circled her bed and read the Epilogue of a Course in Miracles to her, recited the Lord’s Prayer and held hands as she took her final breath.  The epilogue states […]

Peace one day at a time. . .

This topic has been the substance of much of my work over the past few years, both in the books I have written and in the workshops I have presented. (Please see my website:www.womens-spirituality.com or check out Amazon titles) I never get tired of it as a topic.  Perhaps that’s […]

The spirit of the holidays has captured my heart already.

Many of my friends dread this time of year.  Holidays were painful in many families, for sure.  I’ve talked about this topic in the past, both the bright side of the holidays as well as the painful side, I know; but I feel called in my work to talk about […]

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. . .

I am so glad we are approaching the holiday season.  I know not everyone is. Many of my friends dread it because it brings up bad memories.  I have a lot of lousy memories from my past too but none of them cling to the revelry my family enjoyed around […]

Connecting with others is the pathway to sanity. . .

My husband and I just returned to our winter residence in Florida.  Each time we have made this trek south, I have done so with mixed feelings.  I love MN.  I feel very attached to both family and friends there.  I got sober there. Met my husband there.  My sponsor […]

Family ties are the sweetest when one opens the heart.

I just returned from a four day visit with my siblings.  My two older sisters and I joined my brother and his wife in Phoenix.  It was perfect in every way.  There was a time in my life when I would not have relished  a visit such as this, primarily […]